<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Kids Camp]]> <![CDATA[General: A new sense of self]]> Let’s face it — being a kid can be tough. Bullies like to pick on the shy kids, the geeky kids, those who carry around a few more pounds than the others. All that can take its toll on a child’s self-esteem and confidence. But that doesn’t have to be the case at camp.]]> <![CDATA[Day Arts & Crafts Camps]]> reality and fantasy this summer with your imagination as muse! Join our professional, friendly art instructors for a summer of art FUNdamentals. One- and two-week, morning and afternoon camps, with additional supervised care available. Grades K-11. Scholarships available.]]> <![CDATA[Kids Camp Directory]]> Come join us for 10 weeks of Dawson's exciting new summer camps and Programs for kids ages 5-18. From June 7 through Aug. 20, we will offer 40 various camps in academics, arts, music and drama, language and culture, sports, and various specialty day camps, running from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Performing Arts]]> Summer camps for kids that focus on performing arts. ]]> <![CDATA[Nurturing nature]]> Thorne Natural Science School, for kids ranging from toddlers to teens, is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year. The camp began in Boulder in 1957 and expanded to its Waterton Canyon location in Littleton in 1995. TNSS teaches kids to respect nature, while encouraging them to learn about different ecosystems and discover the great outdoors.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Performing Arts Camps]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding]]> Camps for kids that focus on horseback riding.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs]]> Camps for kids with special needs.]]> <![CDATA[Day Sports Camps]]> FC Boulder Soccer Camps provide an environment for soccer development for players of all abilities. Our camps maintain a focus on the FC Boulder club values of community, character, passion and achievement. Players will receive small-group training involving soccer fundamentals, techniques and tactics.]]> <![CDATA[Day Outdoor Camps]]> This camp is located 10,000 feet above sea level in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. The spectacular scenery of the backcountry base camp is the perfect site for your wilderness experience.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight Sports Camps]]> <![CDATA[Horseback Riding Camps]]> Every day is an adventure in equine education, and fun is the emphasis! Starting with safety on the ground, students learn how to catch, halter, lead, groom and tack up their horses. Every day includes a group horseback riding lesson. Riding lessons are also available for hour-long and half-hour lessons.]]> <![CDATA[Sports: Team, individual camps teach similar lessons]]> There’s a potential, fencing coach Scott Permer acknowledges, for parents to see individual sports camps as a little lonely.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor: Making the connection]]> With ready access to the outdoors in Colorado, making a “natural connection” may seem secondhand. But even here, kids are increasingly living structured and technology-heavy lives. Engaging in the natural world and enjoying unstructured play are said to be imperative to growth, a sense of wonder and development as tomorrow’s environmental protectors.]]> <![CDATA[Special Needs: Equal opportunity sporting]]> Schmid explains that many public physical education programs are without the budget to provide the equipment and staff needed for disabled kids to participate in many activities and, because of the lack of resources, many of these kids are left sitting on the sidelines. He also notes that the cost of a low-end handcycle starts at $2,000.]]> <![CDATA[Day Performing Arts Camps]]> Arvada Center summer camps offer fun and creative experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, ceramics, music, creative writing. storytelling and photography for kids ages 5-18 and ArtStart camps for ages 1 -4. All sessions are taught by highly trained, knowledgeable teachers in a safe and fun environment.]]> <![CDATA[Outdoor camps]]> (For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.]]> <![CDATA[Overnight General Camps]]> <![CDATA[Friending off Facebook]]> When I look back at the summers of my youth, I think of the smell of the outdoors, of canoeing and horseback riding, of archery and s’mores around a campfire with friends. In a word, I think of camp.]]> <![CDATA[Educational: Life after high school]]> Whether it’s about living on a college campus or backpacking along the rim of the Grand Canyon, teen-focused camps aim to aid in preparation for life after high school — both in terms of academic preparation and a sense of independence that will be key as those young adults leave home.]]>